The rapid advances in elucidating the biosynthesis and mode of action of the plant hormone ethylene as well as its involvement in the regulation of the whole plant physiology made imperative the organization of a series of dedicated conferences. This volume contains the main lectures and poster contributions presented at the 7th International Symposium on the Plant Hormone Ethylene held in Pisa in 2006. The book is organized in seven sections dedicated to 1) Ethylene biosynthesis, perception and signal transduction, 2) Interactions between ethylene and other hormones, 3) Role of ethylene in plant growth and differentiation, 4) Fruit development, ripening and quality, 5) Abscission and senescence, 6) Ethylene involvement in biotic and abiotic stresses, and 7) Biotechnology and applied aspects. The most reputed scientists active in the specific topics contributed with original papers and as editors of the related chapters.
This book is expected to be of great interest to scientists, researchers, undergraduate and graduate students, interested in the progress made in plant ethylene research and biotechnology. The rapid advances in elucidating the biosynthesis and mode of action of the plant hormone ethylene, as well as its involvement in the regulation of the whole plant physiology, made imperative the organization of a series of dedicated conferences. This volume contains the main lectures and poster contributions presented at the 7th International Symposium on the Plant Hormone Ethylene held in Pisa in 2006.
Ethylene Biosynthesis, Perception And Signal Transduction.- Ethylene stimulates nutations of etiolated Arabidopsis hypocotyls that are dependent on the ETR1 receptor.- A novel membrane protein conserved in plants and animals is important for ethylene receptor function in Arabidopsis thaliana.- New inhibitors of ethylene perception in improvement of display quality in miniature roses (Rosa hybrida L.).- The melon ethylene receptor CmERS1 is localized to the endoplasmic reticulum with an Nlum-Ccyt membrane orientation.- Cloning and differential expression of banana genes coding for EIN3-LIKE proteins involved in ethylene action.- Isolation and expression of ACC oxidase in Hevea brasiliensis.- Post-translational modification of ACC oxidase of white clover (Trifolium repens L.).- Characterisation of expression of the ACC oxidase gene family of apple (Malus domestica).- Characteristics of an ethylene inducible ethylene receptor Cm-ETR2 in melon fruit.- Ethylene biosynthetic and signalling genes in strawberry fruit: isolation and characterization of ACC-synthase, -oxidase and CTR1.- Analysis of the protein phosphatase involved in the posttranslational regulatory mechanism of LeACS2.- Hydrogen peroxide partially reverses 1-MCP-mediated inhibition of ethylene action in 'Golden Delicious' apples.- Characterization of three ethylene receptor genes in Coffea canephora Pierre.- Characterization of ethylene receptor subfamilies by intron position.- Interactions Between Ethylene And Other Hormones.- Interactions with the ethylene pathway: a puzzle yet to be completed.- Impact of jasmonate esters on ETR1 ethylene binding and the triple response.- Ethylene and abiscisic acid interaction during hibiscus (Hibiscus rosa-sinensis L.) flower development and senescence.- Analysis of a novel ethylene-induced COI1-dependent signalling pathway in Arabidopsis thaliana.- Ethylene involvement in auxin transport during apple fruitlet abscission (Malus × domestica L. Borkh).- Blue light dependence of Arabidopsis seedling ethylene responses.- Inhibition of ACC oxidase activity by melatonin and indole-3-acetic acid in etiolated lupin hypocotyls.- Auxin and ethylene interaction during fruit growth and ripening of Actinidia deliciosa.- Jasmonates delay ripening by interfering with ethylene biosynthesis and perception and with polyamine accumulation in peach fruit.- A novel growth modulator interconnects ethylene, ABA, and sugar signaling.- Ethylene and ABA cross-communication and plant growth response to salt stress in tomato (Solanumlycopersicum L.).- Auxin, ethylene and brassinosteroids: cross talk in the Arabidopsis thaliana hypocotyl.- A PPR protein, required for normal plant development, may be involved in control of the ethylene pathway at the posttranscriptional level.- Role Of Ethylene In Plant Growth And Differentiation.- Changes in ethylene sensitivity by regulated expression of the tomato ethylene receptor family.- Ethylene induces sexual development through the enhanced expression of a novel zyg1 gene in Dictyostelium.- Ethylene controls the development, germination, in the progamic phase of fertilization and growth of petunia male gametophytes in the progamic phase of fertilization.- Ethylene-regulated floral volatile synthesis in Petunia × hybrida.- Unravelling ethylene biosynthesis and its role during tracheary element formation in Zinnia elegans.- Leaf senescence in tissue culture of Passiflora incarnata L.: the role of ethylene.- Synergistic effect of kinetin and benzyl adenine improves the regeneration of cotyledon explants of bottle gourd (Lagenaria siceraria) on ethylene production.- Role of the Cucurbita pepo ethylene receptor cpers1 in sex determination.- Populus genomics as a tool to unravel ethylene-dependent wood formation.- Control of vegetative growth of 'Verdejo' grapevines with ethephon.- Fruit Development, Ripening And Quality.- 1-MCP effects on ethylene emission and fruit quality traits of peaches and nectarines.- Flesh softe
The rapid advances in elucidating the biosynthesis and mode of action of the plant hormone ethylene, as well as its involvement in the regulation of the whole plant physiology, made imperative the organization of a series of dedicated conferences. This volume contains the main lectures and poster contributions presented at the 7th International Symposium on the Plant Hormone Ethylene held in Pisa in 2006.
Contributions are original and are given by the most qualified scientists of the field
Includes the most recent advances made in the field of the plant ethylene research
Represents an essential tool for graduate students and scientists active in the field